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Officialship - Superior Court - Prescott

Yavapai County Superior Court Seeks Fulltime Reporter

Prescott, Arizona

Yavapai County Government – Employment Opportunity
Job No. 2782 – Court Reporter Division 5
Superior Court Prescott, AZ

Status: Full Time
Salary: $24.66 per hour
Classification:  At-will, Non-Exempt
Open Date:  7/9/2014
Close Date:  Open until filled 

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Employee Benefits 

Yavapai County offers a comprehensive employee benefits package to regular employees working 36 hours or more per week that includes: 

  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • 15 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave (CAT)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Short-term Disability Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Yavapai County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

We provide equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and do not discriminate. 

Position Summary

Under little or no supervision, performs professional work of considerable difficulty in reporting and transcribing verbatim court and court proceedings. Develops, prepares and presents the official verbatim record of hearings, trials and other court proceedings held before judges, commissioners and other judicial officers as official court transcripts of proceedings.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Attend court sessions to take down the spoken words of participants in the court process; use stenograph machine and other equipment to create record of the verbatim testimony, colloquy and discussions associated with court proceedings; work in the courtroom, Chambers or other locations as required; may provide real time reporting services. Record testimony at a pace sufficient to allow uninterrupted progress of proceedings and read back testimony upon request by judge or attorneys. (65%)

Transcribe verbatim court and legal proceedings. Deliver for signature official court transcripts of the verbatim testimony and discussions taking place in court proceedings; may transcribe from audio digital recording systems; proofread transcripts, make corrections as necessary and prepare and certify final transcript in format prescribed by Arizona Revised Statutes and Court Rules. (25%)

Catalog and file stenographic notes and transcripts; maintain current index and record of transcripts pending, transcripts in process and transcripts delivered; reply to correspondence, respond to requests for information and assistance and prepare billing statements related to transcripts of proceedings; (5%)

Performs other job related duties as assigned. (5%)


1. Report all court proceedings verbatim by use of specialized equipment, reading back testimony from stenographic notes and transcripts.
2. Transcribe verbatim court and legal proceedings with speed and accuracy.
3. Catalog and file of stenographic notes and transcripts.
4. Prioritize, schedule and organize work to meet established deadlines; work under pressure in a highly dynamic work environment with changing demands and priorities.
5. Reply to correspondence, phone calls and in person inquiries related to transcripts of proceedings.
6. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
7. Handle confidential and sensitive information with tact and discretion.
8. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with court employees, other court/non-court related agencies, representatives and the public. 
9. Provide and use stenograph machine, computer hardware and software, including printer.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: A minimum of five years of experience working as a court reporter.

Education: High School Diploma or GED and graduation or certification from an accredited vocational/technical school in court reporting.

Interpersonal Skills: Interpersonal skills that support working with a diverse group of individuals from varied social, educational and cultural backgrounds, to include litigants, judges, court staff, attorneys and the public.

A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or can be of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts (customers or vendors) become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (organizations, vendors and/or individuals) becomes necessary.

Other Skills: Must be able to sit in one position for extended periods of time. Must complete annual training as required by the Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET). Must meet annual training requirements for certified Court Reporters.

1. Must meet qualifications for standard certification in Arizona.
2. Applicable State of Arizona statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures.

3. Prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive correspondence and reports.